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Discussion in 'Adelaide' started by deaneus, Nov 25, 2016.
Clearly a keen follower of Matthew's career and the progress of his early development
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Pretty apt description of the way he plays really
He could impose himself more, Mumford he ain't
His early development was of course stunted by injury not by played early. Expectations didn't help him, watts or Bling either
A better question isn't whether playing guys early hurts their development, but whether expectations and demands from the supporter base lead to the next great White hope being played before he's ready.
Early opportunities are great, but if you're only playing a guy not ready to play because the supporters demand it then that's going to cause problems
Watts' first game probably a prime example.
At least Watts is starting to look like a mid placed footy player. Which teams picked up that spud Tambling again?
Watts has been a lot better than that the last couple of years.
Did re re sign with Melbourne or is he a free agent?
He'd played 56 games before his first injury.
I think as a youngster he was very much outside as he was slightly built and obviously play to his strengths, being quite quick and skillful. Now that he has put on some serious size and really grown into his frame I think he has a lot more confidence and aggression to go inside if need be. He lidd some really good tackles late in the SANFL season last year.
I think staying fit this PS will also help him stay in games longer and increase his repeat efforts and defensive pressure.
No different to his brotehr, when he was playing juniors he was in comparison to the other kids on the larger side, he had a huge advantage of getting the ball delivering then going hard to receive it back and break lines rather than extract the ball. Like I said he may have brought that into his game but didnt appear to have last year, it may be something the team is working on with him. But his explaosive pace and his ability to not stop and keep going is his strenght being caught in the hustle and bustle of traffic will not show case his weapons which could be handy, would be a perfect replacement for someone like Mackay but a bit more size about him.
I would be very surprised to see him ever line up as an inside mid, I really like the way he goes about the give and receive and wouldnt want to see that reduced or lost
Re-upped with Melbourne last year
Bugger. Would be handy pick up.
Yes, he was a fully mature ruckman by then.
I reckon it went wrong after the deed poll
What does being a fully mature ruckman have to do with anything? Are you saying if you've badly handled a player for 56 games there is no damage done as long as you treat them properly at least once before they become mature? That you can only ruin a player if you mishandle them all the way until they are a mature footballer?
You think it's not possible that 3 years of getting your ass handed to you by every ruckmen and defender you play against can have no impact on your confidence and self-belief because you are not a mature ruckman?
That's like saying to a person, "why are you traumatised? you weren't even a teenager when your parent's stopped beating you"
Bounce 1 we'll have Sauce, Sloane, Matt Crouch and Thommo. And this won't change for a month.
I dont think Thommo will get the gig, has had a totally interupted pre season, maybe if that wasnt the case he would have started, CEY for mine at the opening bounce
Hampton for mine.
Curtly Rory Matty
Not totally interrupted according to reports. Has missed contact drills courtesy of a shoulder injury. He'll be at his best fresh off a preseason and the shoulder injury, provided it's settled by round 1, won't impact his form early as he's not really subject to form in the role he plays. It's only about being able to cover ground and run out games, which won't be impacted by his shoulder.
Kruezer finished 4th in the Rising Star award in his debut season.
He played all the games and finished 5th in Carlton's B&F during his second season.
He did his ACL halfway through his 3rd season.
I'd love Gallucci to get a taste this season. You'd think Milera is better prepared now to sink his teeth into a first 22 position thanks to the apprenticeship he served last year than he'd be if it was a level he'd never experienced.
Fair points, but I don't think Milera was gifted games, he had a skill set that our side lacked and was dropped when he wasn't delivering.
So... you're saying that he's now playing a non-statistical role?
You would expect Galluci to get the same sort of go as Milera did last year, although saying that he may not as they would be having to bring Doedee as another 1st timer into the team, only so many will be given a go that havent played an AFL game yet, it comes down to timing and injury count
They Played 2 first gamers last year Milera and McGovern, Along with relatively inexperienced players, Atkins and Lever, So I don't see a problem, As Pyke will blood more than one if and again if they deserve a spot.
But its is a good point how many new players come into the team first up.
Gallucci and Doedee can due to different positions, Midfield /Forward in Gallucci and a Defending runner in Doedee, Along with relatively inexperienced players in Milera and Knight.
Personally think if Galluci plays it means guys like Menzel, Hampton, Seedsman Doedee and Gore are not playing
Which would be disapointing as these guys are yet to be fit/good enough to play regular AFL games and a bit of a waste trading them in and drafting them into the club.
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Mmmm, I suppose so. <22 touches from that role given % of TOG is reasonably minimal. Must be more to it that the average Joe like me isn't seeing.